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Our community champions

We are indebted to our community supporters for the help they have given us over the years.

You can read more of the latest news from some of our community champions here.

If you are inspired to support us with your own fundraiser click here or email us.


Two Lodges support Pilgrims Hospices with a Burns Night

Posted on 31 March 2014

Members of two local lodges recently held a Burns Night held at Lympne Castle in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. On Friday 28th March, Eric Dodd, Worshipful Master of Stour Lodge and Stanley Donald, Charity Steward of Lodge St George Bahrain presented £380 as a result of a fabulous evening. Lindsay Goode, Pilgrims Hospice trustee was delighted [...]

Whisky Galore

Posted on 25 February 2014

For the last year and a half members of Willesborough Conservative Club have been putting their spare change into a very large whisky bottle on the bar. On Tuesday 25th February this was emptied and the contents, £336.97, were donated to Pilgrims Hospices. Deirdre Mewse, fundraising assistant who received the money, said: ”It was certainly a [...]

Chartham Surgery Raffle proves a success

Posted on 18 February 2014

Chartham Surgery put together a hamper to raffle at the practice. They sold tickets to patients and staff which raised a fantastic £280 for Pilgrims Hospices. Hannah Johnson who organised the raffle presented the cheque with Dr Hanrath to Rosie Bell at the Canterbury Hospice last week. Rosie says “Thank you to those who supported Pilgrims Hospices through buying tickets. [...]

Canterbury Flower Club raises £100

Posted on 18 February 2014

Canterbury Flower Club raised £100 for Pilgrims Hospices through providing refreshments at meetings over the past year. Chairman, Anthea Rishworth presented Rosie Bell, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant, with the cheque at their last meeting which was a tutored workshop by NAFAS Kent area demonstrator, Robin White. Rosie said “Thank you to everyone who donated money for [...]

Golf day raises over £1,000 for Pilgrims

Posted on 9 January 2014

Dickie Leitch, Director of DL Utilities, hosted an end of year golf day at Westgate and Birchington Golf Club on Saturday 28th December 2013 which raised £1118.73. This is the second year Dickie has organised the event in aid of Pilgrims Hospices to remember his Father-in-law, John Solomon, who was cared for at the Canterbury hospice. Forty-one [...]

Salon 88 do Toy Story for Pilgrim Hospices

Posted on 31 December 2013

Clients to Salon 88 in Broomfield were surprised to see some unusually dressed hairdressers when they came for their hair cuts last week. Claire Barton, owner of Salon 88, decided she would like to give something back and raise some money for Pilgrims Hospices who cared for her Cousin, Vicky Comfort and Uncle, Robert Bofourth. The team [...]

Aaron and Aimee cycle London to Brighton

Posted on 18 October 2013

On Sunday 16th June 2013 Aaron and Aimee Cunningham cycled from London to Brighton in memory of their Granddad, Brian Cunningham. Brother and sister explained “This was our way of thanking the staff at Pilgrims Hospices for the help and support that was given to our Granddad.” Rosie Bell, fundraising and Marketing Assistant said “Aaron and Aimee did [...]

Katie and Alex run to the beat for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 23 September 2013

On Saturday 8th September Katie Clark and Alex Wylde took part in Run to the Beat, a half marathon through Greenwich Park in memory of their dad Max who died at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford. Katie explained: “We wanted to something for this special charity and a half marathon was a challenge for us. It was so [...]

Davis, Simmonds & Donaghey Solicitors

Posted on 19 September 2013

Davis, Simmonds and Donaghey Solicitors are among those taking part in our Wills Fortnight events for 2013.

Postcard Auction

Posted on 13 August 2013

Barbara Windsor, Joe Pasquale, Michael Aspel, Bradley Walsh, Jo Brand, Quentin Blake and Tracey Emin: just a few of the celebrities whose colourful creations are now hanging in place for the Pilgrims Hospices Postcard Auction. The miniature works of art, all submitted anonymously as 6×4 inch postcards, are now on public display at the Harbour Arm, Margate. Thanks [...]



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